1,000 More Acres to Hunt

Posted Wednesday May 31, 2017 by wf_admin

Quail and wild turkey hunters in Kentucky have 1,000 more acres to hunt thanks in part to your support of Wildlife Forever. The Yellow Bank Wildlife Management Area lies within Breckenridge County, Kentucky along the Ohio River. Of its 6,000 acres, 2,000 are managed for upland game. When an additional 1,000 acres was added to the WMA, the intention was to add it to the upland habitat. The problem was that the land had long been an agricultural pasture dominated by fescue, a very poor wildlife supporting grass. Working with the local chapter of Quail Unlimited, this Wildlife Forever project called for an aggressive effort to kill the fescue using herbicides and controlled burns. Once the fescue killing stage was completed, a no-till drill was used to plant native upland grasses.